Assistant Professor of Academic Success
The University of Dayton School of Law invites applications for
an Assistant Professor of Academic Success. This is a twelve-month,
non-tenure track position with an initial appointment of one year
and the possibility of renewal for long-term (three or five-year)
appointments after three years of satisfactory service. The
position is expected to begin on July 1, 2021.
The focus of the Academic Success Program at the University of Dayton School of Law is to help students develop the skills necessary for law school success and first-time bar passage.
At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
The University of Dayton School of Law has positioned itself in recent years on the cutting edge of legal pedagogy. Its innovative Road to Bar Passage and Academic Success Programs, school-wide curricular reforms, and ongoing partnerships with expert consultants and University experts from outside the law school such as the Director of Assessment and Student-Centered Analytics, have led to significant leaps forward in the art and science of improving student and alumni outcomes. In the last four years of concerted effort, the school bar passage rate has increased markedly, as have median test scores and GPAs of incoming students. The Law@Dayton Online Hybrid JD program, launched in 2019, expanded access to legal education to students not otherwise able to join the profession. Few American law schools have pushed as aggressively as the University of Dayton School of Law for novel, creative, effective ways to help all students learn and succeed in the legal profession. The Assistant Professor of Academic Success will contribute to these ongoing efforts of the School of Law.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Professor of Academic Success will include:
teaching academic success courses related to legal reasoning, critical reading, exam- writing, and bar examination preparation;
providing academic advising and professional development counseling for students;
supervising and evaluating the Law School’s Learning Communities program, including designing student-led sessions and working with upper-level Dean’s Fellows;
participating in the larger community for academic success professionals through regular attendance or presentations at conferences and other relevant endeavors to support the faculty member’s professional development;
delivering and assessing a comprehensive program of academic support from orientation until graduation.